Roisin Murphy Fan Interview: Submit Your Questions Now


A big red, alert for all Roisin Murphy fans!

I will be meeting up with Roisin later this week for an exclusive fan interview while she is visiting New York. I've chatted with her before and this second time around I'd like to give  fans the opportunity to query the singer

This is your chance to submit questions for Roisin about things you've always wanted to know about her music, performance, fashion and whatever else what comes to mind. Leave your questions in the Comments section. I will try to include as many questions as time permits and report back on early next week.

UPDATE: Thanks for all your questions. I met with Roisin and will be posting the interview in the next 1-2 days.

July 21, 2008 in Ask the Artist, Interviews, Róisín Murphy | Permalink | Comments (31)

Ask The Artist: Robyn (Sweden)


I'm still in Europe and will be speaking with Swedish pop star Robyn tomorrow.

The singer released her new digital "Rakamonie" EP in the U.S. last week so we have some good stuff to talk about. If you have any questions for Robyn, please leave a comment and I will try to include your questions in the interview and report back on

Have fun with it!

(UPDATE: Thanks for all your questions. More about Robyn soon.)

February 13, 2008 in Ask the Artist | Permalink | Comments (7)

Ask The Artist: Questions for Kylie Mingoue?

Those sexy, hunky lads over at DNA Magazine have scored a red, hot exclusive chat with none other than Mizz Kylie Minogue. And they need your help! If you have any questions for the pop princess, make sure to let them know. Head over to the DNA Magazine web site, register for their site and send Kylie your questions.

Mmm. Think. What is it that you always wanted to know about Kylie?

October 18, 2007 in Ask the Artist | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ask The Artist: Questions for Erasure? (Reminder)

My interview with Erasure was postponed several times and has now been scheduled for later this week. Their new album "Light At The End Of The Word" is leaking all over the mighty internets, so feel free to submit a few questions about that record for the band if you like.

Leave your questions in the comment section or just email me. I will try to include as many of your questions as possible and report back here.

May 9, 2007 in Ask the Artist, Erasure, GLBT Artists | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tracey Thorn Interview (Part 2)


In the final part of "Ask The Artist" with Tracey Thorn,  the singer talks more about her inspirations, guilty pleasures, being a mother and her admiration for Jake Shears and Billy Ray Cyrus. I love her candor and sense of humor. It totally fits the feel that I get from her music. (And I really think that duet with Neil Tennant should be arranged. It sounds doable, no? )

I agreed to limit my number of questions for her, and fortunately I was able to bundle some inquiries since many of you asked about her inspirations, touring and the future of Everything But The Girl. (Tracey: Feel free to email me if you don't mind answering a few more at a later time. Thanks!)

Question from Shaun: Which albums (by other artists) or books would you say have had the biggest impact or influence on your life?
I always quote Patti Smith's "Horses," as do so many other people, but it really did give me kick up the arse. But there are so many really - Dusty in Memphis, the first Smiths album, etc etc.

Question from Markus: The classic "Apron Strings" and new song "Nowhere Near" are two plots of the arc of motherhood/family life. In what ways has family life informed - good or bad - the new record?
Yes, "Apron Strings" is my "before" song - its very yearning and a bit sentimental about the notion of having children. I wrote it when I was first alerted to the idea that children might be a good thing, which was when my sister had her kids in the '80s. The song is partly addressed (as also is "These Early Days" on "Idlewild") to her son, my nephew, James.

"Nowhere Near" is my "after" song, and is the voice of experience! It admits to the darkness which is part of the reality of motherhood - spending all day shouting at kids at the end of the long summer holiday, feeling like a sergeant-major in uniform. But then watching a news item (in this instance it was seeing the Pakistan earthquake reports on the telly - people carrying their children, and the bodies of their children, from the ruins of their homes and down from the mountains) and going up to look at your sleeping kids and counting your blessings that they exist and are safe. Its about how actual motherhood means experiencing ambivalence.

Question from Markus: When was the last time you shook your hips in a cheap way and where was it?
SoBe Live, Miami Beach, March 2007. Ben's buzzin fly set, 3am, I was DEFINITELY shaking my hips in a very cheap way with Alex Santos, and he was playing air keyboards, as I remember.

Question from Gulius: Since you realized you wanted to sing again thanks to Neil Tennant, have you ever thought about a collaborations between the two of you?
I am simply waiting to be asked, as I have been for many years.

Question from Kyle: If you could create an alter-ego, which explores music in a completely different genre, what would that sound like?
PJ Harvey. I do sometimes envy the ability to rock out. In other moods, I feel I would just like to be Jake Shears really - a completely exhibitionist, sequined entertainer, but with depth.

Question from W. Briski: What are your guilty pleasures (besides Abba of course)?
No guilt is ever attached to liking Abba. At the moment I guess my guiltiest pleasure is Hannah Montana (if you don't have pre-teen daughters you won't have heard of her, so don't worry). She is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. They star together in a TV show, and I find both of them enormously likeable, and I even like the songs, and really, there is no way on earth that any of it is cool, or appropriate for someone of my age and supposed musical tastes. She is adorable though.

(Read Part 1 of this interview.)

April 19, 2007 in Ask the Artist, Interviews, Tracey Thorn | Permalink | Comments (7)